Well folks, it has been a busy week! Wednesday the seas remained a bit rough, but not nearly as uncomfortable as Tuesday. And our dedication paid off, because we saw the ultimate dolphin group. There were over 30 Atlantic spotted dolphins together!! We rarely see a group this large and often, when we do, they are too interested in themselves to allow us to observe them underwater. Today we were lucky enough to see the majority of the group. In this photo you can easily see Lone Star (#56) – she’s the adult toward the bottom with mangled dorsal & pectoral fins. Also in the group were...
Buster (#04), Romeo (#10), Juliette (#12), Tina (#14), Freckles (#15), Lumpy (#17), Split Jaw (#22), White Blotch (#29), Cerra (#38), Lone Star (#56), Nemo (#76), Leslie (#80), Stefran (#82) and un-named #25, 78, 79 and 87. Perhaps I’ll be able to ID even more once I review the video!
Thursday was a bit calmer, but unfortunately we did not see any dolphins. On our way home we did see a large shark though! It was likely a tiger shark – between 10-12 feet long. Could this be why the dolphins kept their distance?
Today is office day, but I did sneak away to talk to another group of students from Chicago City Day School. They were a great audience with fantastic questions – thanks for your attention! Good luck with your week & we hope you’ll keep tabs on DCP & Bimini...
For the next week or so, you'll have the chance to read field from Kathleen in Roatan, in addition to these notes from Bimini. Enjoy!
Until next time,